Last year, the Tea Party Express held a press conference in Indiana along with many local Tea Party groups and endorsed Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate and announced that one of our top priorities in 2012 would be to defeat RINO U.S. Senator Dick Lugar.
With your support and dedication, we did it!
Richard Mourdock defeats Dick Lugar!
We all should be excited and proud that we sent a message load and clear that the Tea Party is alive and well in 2012. We announced that if our politicians are careless and frivolous with taxpayer's money, we will go after you, no matter what side of the aisle you are on.
Republican Senator Dick Lugar had been sitting in office for more than 35 years, slowly drifting further and further away from the basic ideals conservatives and Republicans are supposed to stand for. Lugar voted for the TARP bailout, voted to bailout Fannie and Freddie, voted against banning earmarks, and has repeatedly voted against cutting wasteful government spending.
Now, we can all rejoice that we have a nominee in Richard Mourdock that will stand up for Tea Party values and fiscal responsibility.
Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock listening to We the People on the Tea Party Express Restoring the American Dream Tour
This was the first Tea Party vs Establishment battle of the cycle and we sent a powerful message to the powers-that-be: WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!
The tea party is not only alive and well, but today we showed we are ready to achieve even more historic election victories in 2012. As we have been saying, tea party supporters are busy in campaigns for conservatives across the country. They have a focus now on winning elections, not just attending rallies and venting their frustration with the Washington insiders who continue to spend America into deeper financial woes.
Whether that means voting out a 36 Whether that means voting out a 36-year incumbent republican in Indiana who has lost his conservative edge or a liberal freshman Democrat in Missouri, the tea party movement is poised for more success in 2012. Americans are tired of the out of control spending, unsustainable debt and growing intrusiveness of the federal government
Thanks to you, the Tea Party Express has grown to be the largest Tea Party political action committee in the country. Our campaigns have led to key Tea Party victories all across the nation. Now, with the 2012 elections quickly approaching, we must be ready!